Hundred Thousand Kingdoms Author N.K. Jemisin's Top 10 Books Read in 2010

Last month, N.K. Jemisin's reinvention of complex (heroic) fantasy, complete with flawed gods and many scheming humans, The Hundred Thousand Kingdomsmade Amazon's Top 10 Best SF/Fantasy for the year at #5. Her follow-up, The Broken Kingdoms, was published this winter and is as good or better.

Along with the other writers who made the list, she's been invited to provide her own list of her favorite reads in 2010. (For these lists, the authors can list either books published in 2010 and enjoyed or just read in 2010 and published earlier, or a mix.) Here's Jemisin's list, with short intro. Some great choices here!


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Thank you all for such thoughtful suggestions! My shopping cart is full and I am off to "click one"...
It surprised me how many of these books have already been read or thought about by my "triplets." I can't wait to see which of the ones I ordered are hits or misses. If they are all hits, you all are doing my shopping every gift -giving occasion!
Of note - Sissy Spacek's To Kill A Mockingbird was listened to by the whole family and much enjoyed. Funny, because Ms Spacek grew up in the same upper east side of Texas we live in, precisely in the town my surgeon operates in. I can't wait to give him the book about cavers since he did this in his late teens! The Siberia book is going to be a winner and the Turow, Gibson and Koryta are bought!
For our manga teen I am anxious to see how she responds the Hetalia.
Now, for my mom I chose a Kindle! I think she will embrace this technology with joy!
Once again, many thanks!

Posted by: jinlala | Tuesday August 23, 2011 at 7:22 PM

This blog is really very intresting one .. keep sharing the things like this.
Thanks for this

Posted by: coach | Monday December 20, 2010 at 9:32 PM

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